TRACK GAGE AND FLANGEWAY WIDTHS FOR OPERATION OF DIESEL POWER ON CURVED TRACK

This is the final report on recommendations for widening gauge on curves for diesel operation where the use of steam power has been discontinued. Once the gauge has been closed to suit diesel operation, future designs of locomotives should be built, if possible, to operate with the same gauge as for the six-wheel truck diesels. Where a railroad has sharp curves in its main and branch lines, consideration should be given to providing more than 3/8-in. lateral play per axle in the longest diesel truck in order to have gauge wider than standard on the minimum length of curved track. Where railroads operate six-wheel truck diesels with the 15-feet 6 inches wheel base no further gauge widening is required for any of the passenger and freight cars having six-wheel trucks or eight-wheel trucks as used on some of the large or long depressed-center cars.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1958

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1011-17
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 59
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM